Pals Paper Arts 232

Well, yesterday just flew by! I puttered around in the morning for a bit and then went to BJ’s with Heather. We stopped at the Deli and got some bagels for breakfast and brought them back to my house to eat them. I finally found some more of my Christmas ornaments and put them on the tree. Around 2:00 I called my friend Sandy to see if she wanted to take a ride out to the Scrapbook store to visit Renee and she said yes so I headed over to her and picked her up and out we went. The store is very barren at the moment, I took some pictures of the one wall that is filled with paper and some stamps and dies.

Scrap-A-Latte Wall 12-2014

We had a nice visit and some other people stopped by while we were there. I dropped Sandy off and came home with the intent of getting some Christmas cards made. I did manage to get the ones that my boss wanted for her niece and nephew made but not much else! I’m just going to go through my stash and send out some of those. I do have a bunch of cards made and they should go to good home and not sit in a box! That is one of my New Year’s resolutions. I’m going to send out or sell my cards that I make! That will help pay for some of my crafting addiction too! LOL!

On today’s post which is for this week’s Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge…

PPA 232

I decided that I should get a few more uses out of my Christmas stamps! The base of my card is Whisper White Card Stock. I adhered a piece of All is Calm Specialty Designer Series Paper to the base and then used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles to cut out the frame from a piece of Cherry Cobbler. A strip of Soft Sky goes down the left side to keep with the sketch. Yes, that’s a shaker, shocker! LOL! The background of it is a piece of Lost Lagoon and I heat embossed the greeting from the Seasonally Scattered Stamp Set in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. The frame is again cut out with the Stitched Rectangles from a piece of Pear Pizzaz along with the Window Sheet. Some of the snowflakes from the Frosted Sequins are placed inside and Foam Tape adheres it to the background. I know, I make a lot of shaker cards but I really do love them! I hope that you like my card for this week’s Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge. I’m off to the mall this morning with Heather and Stephanie, I need to do some Christmas shopping, it’s getting close! I thank you for coming by to see me and I hope that you all have a great Sunday! ๐Ÿ™‚

PPA 232-WM

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Stamp Set: Seasonally Scattered Clear Mount

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: White

Card Stock: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Lost Lagoon, Soft Sky and Pear Pizzaz

Specialty: Window Sheet

Designer Series Paper: All is Calm Specialty

Embellishments: Frosted Sequins

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool and SNAIL

NON-Stampin’ Up!: Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles and 3M Foam Tape

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24 Replies to “Pals Paper Arts 232”

  1. Good Morning Justin. I love your shaker cards and wish I could turn them out like you do! Great colors too.
    Hope the mall is not too crazy- you’re braver than I- would not even dream of going mall shopping the weekend before Christmas!
    I know you will let us know how it goes!

    1. Hello Marty!
      Thank you! I am definitely a little addicted to the shaker cards! The mall was actually pretty bearable that early on a Sunday morning. I was hoping that I wouldn’t have to drive but I drove Heather’s car. All in all not a bad day! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Fun card ! I love Shaker cards ….I just don`t make them . Maybe that should be on my New Year`s list .
    I am a Lawn Fawn fan ….so naturally after seeing your stitched frames from time to time I had to get me some (tee hee)
    The scrapbook store is a potential selling place for your card creations ….maybe ?

    1. Thank you Sonny! Yes, I make a lot of shaker cards! LOL! I definitely think that you should give them a try! I am a hug Lawn Fawn fan! The stitched frames are my fave but I also have Simon’s and like those too!
      I don’t think that Stampin’ Up! would be a good sell for a scrapbook store, I’ll give it a go though! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Another shaker, YES! Love it. I am still debating on that stamp but the more i see it the more I need it!

    Oh.. that photo of the scrapbook store and those beautiful papers got my creative juices flowing, but I need to buckle down and hit the sewing maching. I need to get my mom’s gift made.

    Have an awsome day!

    1. Yes! Lots of shakers Linda! LOL! The stamp set is neat and I love all of the little snowflakes on the merry one!
      There are so many different papers in the scrapbook store, so much fun! I want to learn how to use a sewing machine, maybe that will be one of my things for the New Year?!
      I hope that you had a good day! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Hi Justin, this card is so cool! I love that merry stamp, and the designer paper is really pretty. I’m glad you found your ornaments and now your tree won’t look so naked, lol! The store is looking good so far, can’t wait to see it full of goodies!! Well I better get moving, I’m helping friends move house today, 3 days before Christmas!?! Happy Monday to you Justin ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

    1. Hi Kelly!
      Thank you very much! I’m happy that I found some of my ornaments, they look a lot smaller on this year’s tree though! LOL! I can’t wait until she has all of the stock in but that will take some time. It’s a lot of money to lay out! Ugh! I hate moving but you are a good friend to help!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Hi Justin,
    Love the shaker card with the snowflakes and that you enjoy making them. I have yet to try doing one so maybe that’s something for the new year!
    I think it’s a great idea to sell your cards, I know I would buy them along with many other people especially as you have loads of followers on Pinterest.
    I hope that you had fun Christmas shopping and enjoy rest of the weekend. That photo of Daniel the other day is so cute, made me smile and my day.
    Michelle xo

    1. Hello Michelle!
      I really do love making the shaker cards and they are simple once you get the hang of it! You should definitely make some in the new year!
      I really do need to something with the boxes and boxes of cards that I have. I’ll make it a priority to get the Etsy store going!
      Christmas shopping wasn’t too bad, I got myself a sweater! LOL! Still have lots to do! I’m glad that you enjoyed the picture of Daniel and that he made you smile! He always makes me smile! XOXO ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Love the shaker card, Justin!! One of these days, I am going to try it! Very interesting color choices… they really work well together. Thanks for including the PPA in your stamping fun this week!!

    1. Thank you Katy! You really do need to try them, they are so much fun! I hope that you have a great week and a very merry Christmas! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Love this card Justin – would never have combined these colours in this way, but I love them! Very inspiring approach. Been sooooo busy I have barely had the time for blog reading and not even writing much this past week, but wanted to stop by and share ame christmas love before I get into my major house clean and ironing session today! Xx

    1. Thank you Joanne!
      I always like when I can mix some unusual colors together! I am crazy busy too, but it’s my own fault for leaving things to the last minute! I hope that you get all of your stuff done! I’m sending Christmas Love to you too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Such a striking card, Justin! These colors look splendid together! You seem to be the master at shaker cards! You’ve inspired me to try it over the holidays! Thanks for playing along with the Pals Paper Arts challenge this week! Hugs!!

    1. Thank you Shannon! I really do love making the shaker cards, so much fun! I hope that your Holiday’s are great! Hugs to you too! ๐Ÿ™‚

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